Cultural References

February 26th Incident
History, Heritage & Religion

taken from Wikipedia

On February 26, 1936 a faction of the Imperial Japanese Army known as the "Kodoha" attempted a coup by storming the Japanese Diet building, the Army Ministry headquarters and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police headquarter. During the seize many politicians were attacked and killed, and Japan's Prime Minister, Okada Keisuke, narrowly escaped death as well.

The coup lasted for three days and were opposed by the Toseiha army faction, as well as Emperor Hirohito and Hideki Tojo. The coup ended on February 29th, with the remaining holdouts surrendering, while two committed suicide.

Relevance to Mermaid Saga

In the beginning of the Mermaid Forest OVA, Yuta is caught up in the early stages of the coup.

An Introduction to Mermaid Saga
Cultural References